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World Athletics Championships 2023: Women's Triple Jump - Yulimar Rojas Records Her 4th Straight World Championships Gold Medals In Dramatic Final

Venezuelan star Yulimar Rojas recorded her four successive World Athletics Championships’ gold medals after winning another women’s triple jump crown in the 2023 edition in Budapest.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 27.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Womens Triple Jump Yulimar Rojas Records Her 4th Straight World Championships Gold Medals In Dramatic Final

Venezuelan star Yulimar Rojas recorded her four successive World Athletics Championships’ gold medals after winning another women’s triple jump crown in the 2023 edition in Budapest (Hungary). However, it was a dramatic finale for Rojas to extend her gold medal-winning record.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s Triple Jump — Yulimar Rojas had the special last jump


On the seventh day of the World Athletics Championships 2023 (August 25), the women’s triple jump final experienced a dramatic finish. The last three-time gold medallist, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics gold medallist Yulimar Rojas, was in eighth place before her last jump with the best jump of 14.33 metres.

Ukrainian Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk was the favourite before the last round of the final, as the Ukrainian already set up her season-best 15.00m jump in the first round.

However, in her final attempt, Rojas again proved herself as the queen of the women’s triple jump event with the 15.08m jump. It was far enough for her to secure her fourth straight World Athletics Championships gold medal.

Since 2017, Rojas hasn’t lost any major triple jump final. While there is no other record of more than two gold medals in the women’s triple jump event at the World Athletics Championships history, the Venezuelan has recorded it four successive times. She has also won the last three gold medals in the women’s triple jump at the World Indoor Championships.

So, Bekh-Romanchuk had to finish with the silver medal. In the 2019 edition, she won her first medal in the World Athletics Championships by claiming a silver in the women’s long jump event.

Meanwhile, Cuba claimed the bronze medal after Leyanis Pérez secured her country in the podium finish with the 14.96m jump in her first attempt. 

Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts closely missed out on a medal as her last jump managed a distance of 14.93m.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s Triple Jump (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Round

Mark

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Yulimar Rojas

Venezuela

X

14.33

14.26

X

X

15.08

15.08

2

Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk

Ukraine

15.00

14.81

14.66

X

14.87

X

15.00 (SB)

3

Leyanis Pérez

Cuba

14.96

X

14.70

14.82

14.90

14.83

14.96

4

Shanieka Ricketts

Jamaica

14.84

14.87

14.79

14.73

11.69

14.93

14.93 (SB)

5

Thea LaFond

Dominica

14.71

14.49

14.57

X

14.90

14.42

14.90 (NR)

6

Liadagmis Povea

Cuba

14.23

14.52

14.55

14.87

14.71

14.86

14.87 (SB)

7

Kimberly Williams

Jamaica

14.04

14.08

14.38

13.60

14.25

13.89

14.38 (SB)

8

Dariya Derkach

Italy

14.36

X

X

X

X

X

14.36 (SB)

9

Keturah Orji

United States

14.33

X

X

 

 

 

14.33

10

Ottavia Cestonaro

Italy

14.05

X

13.69

 

 

 

14.05

11

Jasmine Moore

United States

X

X

13.54

 

 

 

13.54

 

Tori Franklin

United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNS

(NOTE: SB = Season Best; NR = National Record)


What did Yulimar Rojas say?

Without any major surprise, Rojas has put her latest World Championships gold medal as the most special one.

Rojas said after the final, “It was very difficult. The fact that I won the competition with my last attempt makes it very special and memorable. This is my seventh World Championships gold in a row (outdoors and indoors) but this is the most special of all of them.”



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